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CAST TO BRING ‘GREATEST HITS
TOUR’ TO AUSTRALIA IN 2019

Due to unforseen circumstances, 90s Britpop legends CASThave been forced to reschedule their Australian shows.

Originally set to kick off in early February, the trip down under will now be postponed until October, when fans will get the chance to hear the band’s greatest hits, plus other firm crowd favourites.

 We were all dead excited about getting over to Australia and finally performing for our fans down underSaid John Power. I know we’re going to want to make up for lost time and show you all what a great live band we are, so I’m expecting the band to be on fire when we get down there in October!”

Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La’sand Shack, Cast released four albums, had ten top 10 singles and were described by Noel Gallagher as ‘a religious experience’ after seeing them live, before disbanding in 2001.

Their 1995 hit record ‘All Change’ became the biggest selling debut album of all timefor Polydor Records, and helped the band secure fan bases around the world. A decade after splitting, the bands original line-up reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) for their new record ‘Troubled Times’.

 

Tickets to the bands original shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth will still be valid, however fans that can no longer attend shows in October will be entitled to a refund.

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TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
22 Oct The Corner
Melbourne
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24 Oct The Factory Theatre
Sydney
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25 Oct The Zoo
Brisbane
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26 Oct Badlands Bar
Perth
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RITA ORA

Friday 01 March – Palais Theatre – Melbourne, VIC [All Ages]
With Sammi Constantine

Saturday 02 March – Big Top – Sydney, NSW[All Ages]
With Sammi Constantine

Tuesday 05 March – Eatons Hill – Brisbane, QLD [All Ages]
With Kim Petras + Sammi Constantine

Thursday 07 March – Metro City – Perth, WA [18+]
With Sammi Constantine

RITA ORA ADDS KIM PETRAS AND SAMMI CONSTANTINE TO AUSTRALIAN TOUR

With just days until her national Australian tour kicks off, pop sensation Rita Ora adds both Kim Petras and Sammi Constantine as special guest for her Australian shows.

Kim Petras, who was announced to perform at the iconic Sydney Mardi Gras, and just recently sold out her intimate Australian headline shows moments after going on sale, will now join Rita Ora as a special guest at Rita Ora’s Brisbane show at Eatons Hill.

Australia’s own Sammi Constantine, who’s recent singles ‘Watch Yourself’ and ‘Feel Your Body’ have received praise around the country, was also selected by Rita Ora to join her on her capital city run of Australia. Sammi will support Rita Ora at all Australian shows.

Having performed on some of the world’s biggest shows, including ‘Kimmel’ and ‘Ellen’ and the most prestigious stages, from Glastonbury to The White House and even The Vatican, the Kosovo-born, London-raised pop prodigy will land in Australia on March 1 where she’ll showcase hits from her most recent record ‘Phoenix’ as well as fan favourites.

Having become one of the world’s most globally recognised and successful women in pop music since signing to Jay Z’s ‘Roc Nation’ in her teens, Rita Ora has continued her meteoric rise; with hit singles including the Drake-penned “R.I.P”, “Doing It” with Charli XCX, ‘Your Song’, ‘Let You Love Me’ and the Fifty Shades Freed hit ‘For You’ all proving why Rita is one of pop music’s most prominent figures.

TOUR DATES

No shows booked at the moment.

The Magic Numbers

Supports Announced for The Magic Numbers!

Thurs 21st March – Triffid, Brisbane with Jaguar Jonze

Fri 22nd March – Corner Hotel , Melbourne BATTS & Nat Vazer

Sat 23rd March – Factory Theatre, Sydney with Letter to Lions & St Joan

Tues 26th March – The Gov, Adelaide Subtract- S

Weds 27th March – Capitol, Perth Simone & Girfunkle

MJR Presents is pleased to announce the return of UK indie royalty The Magic Numbers for the first time since their 2010 Splendour in the Grass appearance and 2006 Big Day Out tour. The four-piece comprising two pairs of brothers and Sisters (Romeo and Michele Stodart, Sean and Angela Gannon) are known for their unique harmonies, melodic hooks, songwriting craftsmanship and timeless sound.

The band quickly shot to media attention after selling out London’s Kentish Town Forum solely on the strength of their loyal live following, before the release of their self-titled 2005 Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album. The Magic Numbers went on to become one of the UK’s best-loved bands and have toured around the world with the likes of Brian Wilson, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, The Who, Morrissey, U2 and Bright Eyes.

As well as five successful albums including this year’s set ‘Outsiders’, The Magic Numbers have collaborated with a number of artists, lending their trademark sound and harmonies to the likes of Ed Harcourt, Chemical Brothers, The Divine Comedy, Duke Special and David Kitt.

The band will visit four states (many for the first time in over a decade), kicking off their tour in Brisbane on March 21 before winding their way across the country through Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

TOUR DATES

No shows booked at the moment.

Sydney Summer Series

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BRAND NEW SUMMER FESTIVAL SERIES ANNOUNCED FOR SYDNEY’S DOMAIN, KICKING OFF WITH AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST EVER DISCO PARTY

 

Featuring The Jacksons, Kool & The Gang, The Pointer Sisters, + More.

 

MJR Presents is pleased to announce the Sydney Summer Series, bringing the year’s biggest musical parties and the world’s biggest artists under the stars in Sydney’s Domain throughout January this year.

To launch the series, Sydney welcomes the biggest icons of disco, together for the first time in what is sure to become the most talked-about concert line-up of the summer.

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Jacksons, featuring original members Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon will lead the charge, playing the hits that started a dynasty including ‘Can You Feel It’, ‘Blame It On The Boogie’, ‘I’ll Be There’, ‘ABC’ and many more.

Kool & the Gang will keep the astounding playlist pumping with hits from throughout their five-decade career including ‘Celebration’, ‘Cherish’ and ‘Jungle Boogie’ while three-time Grammy winners The Pointer Sisters will bring their swag of party-starters including ‘I’m So Excited’, ‘Jump (For My Love)’, ‘Neutron Dance’, ‘Slow Hand’ and ‘Fire’ to delight generations of fans.

Village People, led by founding member Victor Willis will show why they are the kings of disco with their smash hits including ‘Macho Man’, ‘YMCA’, ‘In The Navy’, ‘Go West and ‘Can’t Stop the Music’.  

Sister Sledge will bring the party with ‘We Are Family’ and ‘Lost In Music’ and ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’, and Sounds of the Supremeswill open the party, bringing the inspiration of disco to the stage with their greatest hits of the 60s and 70s.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the kings and queens of disco together for one magic night under the stars.

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SHOWS

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ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

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Engelbert Humperdinck – the legendary live entertainer – has announced his eagerly anticipated return down under, with ‘The Man I Want To Be Tour,’ set to land in theatres around Australia and New Zealand in March 2019.

Returning for the first time since his sold out run in 2015, Engelbert will be performing in iconic theatres around the country, from Sydney’s State Theatre to Melbourne’s Palais, showcasing music from his latest record “50”, as well seminal hits like “Quando Quando Quando”, “Release Me”, “A Man Without Love”, “The Last Waltz” and “Am I That Easy To Forget”.

Despite growing up extraordinarily shy and the youngest of ten children, Engelbert Humperdinck skyrocketed to fame in 1967, after his single ‘Release Me’ famously blocked The Beatles from a scoring the number one chart position with their new track ‘Penny Lane’. Following on from 50 weeks in the UK charts, the Leicester based entertainer continued his meteoric rise to fame, becoming a sex symbol to women across the globe and delivering one of the most iconic voices of his generation.

With a career spanning almost 50 years, Engelbert amassed 64 Gold albums, 35 Platinum records, four Grammy nominations, a Gold Globe and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has performed for the Queen four times, for several presidents, alongside music legends like Ray Charles, Tom Jones and Dean Martin and remains one of few musicians alive today, able to have called Elvis a close friend.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to spend an intimate night with Engelbert.

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TOUR DATES

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Steel Panther

STEEL PANTHER GET BACK TO THEIR SUNSTRIP SET ROOTS, INCLUDE SET OF CLASSIC METAL COVERS

The Sunset Strip’s favourite sons, Steel Panther, are returning to Australia in May 2018 for a WORLD FIRST run of shows! They are returning to Australian shores with their Sunset Strip Live! Tour, which is ALL PANTHER, ALL NIGHT. Two sets – One set of Steel Panther originals, and One set of Classic Covers! Presented by MJR Presents by Arrangement with United Talent Agency, this is Steel Panther‘s third trip out to Australia since 2016 – and it seems like Australia can’t get enough of the raunchy Panther boys from LA!

The Steel Panther boys are coming to Australia to show off how it all started for them – playing venues like The Viper Room in Los Angeles, playing all the best hair metal songs of all time, eventually becoming the Steel Panther everyone loves (well maybe not your Grandma. It kind of depends on what Old Folks’ Home she’s in!).

The tour takes the boys to Melbourne’s The Forum on 16th May, Sydney’s Big Top on the 18th, Brisbane’s Eatons Hill on the 20th and finishing in Perth on the 22nd May at the Astor Theatre. Tickets go on sale Wednesday February 28 at 10:00am Local Time at mjrpresents.com.

Steel Panther have been prolific in their output in the past few years, releasing album “All You Can Eat” in 2014, Live DVD “Live from Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage” in 2016 and album “Lower the Bar” in 2017. Their catalogue of hits is unstoppable, featuring hits like “Death to All But Metal”, “Community Property”, “17 Girls in a Row” and “Poontang Boomerang.”

Last time they visited Australian shores, Blunt Mag’s writer Luke Sutton said that..

.”…if the decade of neon was anything like Steel Panther make it out to be, then it was one hell of a time. [Steel Panther] have made a pretty solid name for themselves Down Under: their trips are all but annual at this point, with every passing crowd growing vaster, louder, and itchier.”

Don’t miss the raucous, irreverent, all-out hair metal assault on your senses (and probably your genitals) that is Steel Panther’s “Sunset Strip Live” tour this May in Australia!

 

Jeremy Loops

South Africa’s biggest contemporary music export Jeremy Loops announces his return to Australia and New Zealand today following on from his successful visit in 2016.

Becoming a hit outside of his homeland, Jeremy’s debut album Trading Change resulted in a 30,000-ticket tour across the UK and Europe as well as a massive European tour with Twenty One Pilots.  His near-sellout tour of Australia in 2016 cemented his popularity downunder, while his latest single ‘Waves’ from his upcoming album ‘Critical As Water’ (March 16) has already racked up over a million streams on Spotify in just a few weeks.

“The first time we toured Australia we had no idea what to expect but five minutes into the first show we knew Aussie live music fans are maniacs like we are. The energy in that room was insane, and we’ve been looking forward to coming back ever since,” says Jeremy Loops.

“Getting to do Australia and New Zealand as part of this Critical As Water world tour shows just how important performing in this region is to us. And we know the love we give, Aussie and Kiwi crowds give will right back.”

The Australian and New Zealand shows are part of a massive global tour with 27 shows across ten countries, kicking off in March to celebrate the album’s release and winding its way through Europe, the UK, the US, Canada and finally Australia and New Zealand in May.

Loops’ cult-like following will continue to grow, with the new record Produced by Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’, Lilly Allen, Bastille), with additional production contributions by Jake Gosling (James Bay, The Libertines, Shawn Mendes). ‘Waves’ has already featured in Spotify’s international viral chart.

When he’s not touring the world, Jeremy Loops is also the founder of South Africa’s Greenpop, a tree planting organisation that’s been responsible for 85,000 new trees across his homeland. He is one of the biggest artists in the country with his debut record entering the South African charts at #1 and winning MTV South Africa’s Alternative Album of the Year and iTunes South Africa’s Album of the Year.

 

Don’t miss Jeremy Loops this May, live and intimate across Australia and New Zealand.

 

Tuesday 22nd May
Capitol, Perth WA

Wednesday 23rd May
Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA

Thursday 24th May
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday 26th May
The Zoo, Brisbane QLD

Sunday 27th May
Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW

Wednesday 30th May
Neck Of The Woods, Auckland NZ

Thursday 31st May
San Fran, Wellington NZ

 

Shed Seven

Britpop legends Shed Seven have finally given into fan pressure and announced their first ever Australian tour, following the release of their brand new record ‘Instant Pleasures’.

The iconic 90s rockers, responsible for contributing heavily to the britpop revolution, alongside bands like Oasis, Blur and Ocean Colour Scene, will make their first trip down under in April next year, with shows confirmed for Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Playing live in Australia has been right at the top of our bucket list for yearsSaid the band. It eluded us in the 90’s so we are ridiculously excited to finally be coming over to play these shows. We get so many great messages from fans in Australia and can’t wait to finally bring our show over for you….. Bring your best singing voices!

Having stamped their names into the book of Britpop by the mid-nineties, the York five-piece, whose hits include the alt-rock favourites Chasing Rainbows and Going For Gold, amassed a myriad of chart milestones, with fifteen Top 40 singles, four Top 20 albums and a wash of sell out tours around Europe as America. Despite breaking up in 2003, the band returned to the stage in 2007 for a reunion tour, following a call from fans.

In 2017 the band announced the release of ‘Instant Pleasures’, their first full length LP together in over 16 years. Instant Pleasures (out on November 10th) is the most fitting title for this, their fifth album and their first since 2001’s Truth Be Told. Frontman Rick Witter remarks that it works in two ways. Not only is it a comment on our tech-obsessed, social media crazy, instantaneous world, it’s also a literal tongue-in-cheek reference to the tracks themselves.

 

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Tuesday 17th April
Capitol, Perth WA

Thursday 19th April
Triffid, Brisbane QLD

Friday 20th April
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Sunday 22nd April
Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW

 

Sleeping With Sirens

Orlando, Florida alternative rock/metalcore outfit Sleeping With Sirens are returning to Australian soil in 2018 for their Gossip World Tour! Last here in 2015 on a string of sold-out shows, Sleeping With Sirens will be here in April next year to celebrate the release of their latest album, Gossip, which saw its release recently on September 22. Joining Sleeping With Sirens on this epic tour, presented by MJR Presents by arrangement with UTA will be Chase AtlanticLower Than Atlantis and The Faim.

Tickets will go on pre-sale on Wednesday 6th December and General Sale Friday 8th December at mjrpresents.com!

The outfit, known for their vocalist, Kellin Quinn’s impossibly high vocal range, are dropping in down under and making stops in Sydney at the Big Top Saturday April 21, Melbourne Sunday April 22 at Festival Hall, Tuesday 24th April at Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide, Wednesday 25th April at Metro City in Perth, Friday 27th April at Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane and will jump over the ditch to New Zealand to play Auckland on Sunday April 29 at Logan Campbell Centre.

Through taking quantum sonic leaps with this new album Gossip, the quintet—Kellin Quinn [vocals, keyboards], Jack Fowler [lead guitar], Nick Martin [rhythm guitar], Justin Hills [bass], and Gabe Barham [drums]—reach the artistic heights they began angling for nearly 10 years ago, while amplifying musical hallmarks such as soaring and soul-striking vocals, wildly catchy riffing, and intricate beats.

At its heart, the record reflects not only creative progression, but personal as well. “The story of Gossip really begins in me transitioning from a boy to a man,” admits Kellin. “I grew up basically my entire life playing music in this group. This record is me figuring out who I’m supposed to be as a musician, a husband, and a father. It’s a hard, scary, rewarding, and daring process that gets chronicled in the lyrics. Musically, I feel like it’s the first Sirens record that sounds specifically like us. We took chances, experimented, and continued to do what we do best: create art. It’s something new. It has an authentic sound that we’ve been working towards all this time.”

Ultimately, the risks yield Sleeping With Sirens’ boldest, brightest, and best work to date. “No matter what anyone says, I  want to encourage listeners to take risks of their own,” Kellin leaves off. “Our band took a chance. We’re going to back it. That’s all you can do as an artist. This is my diary. It’s who I am.”

Saturday 21st April
Big Top, Sydney NSW


Sunday 22nd April
Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC


Tuesday 24th April
Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA

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Wednesday 25th April
Capitol, Perth WA (18+)

 NEW VENUE!


Friday 27th April
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane QLD

Sunday 29th April
Powerstation, Auckland NZ

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Belle And Sebastian

Scottish Indie royalty Belle & Sebastian return to Australia in May next year for the first time since their massively successful tour in 2015. With their latest single ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’ signalling a fresh new wave of activity for the band, the Australian shows wrap up a global tour, with performances confirmed for The Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Palais Theatre, Perth’s Astor Theatre and The Tivoli in Brisbane.

To commemorate 20 years since the bands previous multi-EP release – 1997’s ‘Dog On Wheels’, ‘Lazy Line Painter Jane’ and ‘3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light’ – the twee-pop superstars have also announced the release of three more EPs in quick succession this December. All titled ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’, the first EP will be released on December 8, the second on January 19, and the final instalment landing on February 16, just ahead of their tour down under.

In addition to re-embracing short-form releases, the project finds the group exploring an off-the-cuff, anything-goes ethos, experimenting with sounds, formats and themes.

We are delighted to be coming back to Australia in 2018, with some new songs to play for you.” Said frontman Stuart Murdoch ahead of the upcoming shows down-under.

Belle & Sebastian formed in 1996. They have released nine studio album,  received critical acclaim from outlets including Pitchfork, SPIN, Rolling Stone, NPR, NME and The New York Times and have produced a back catalogue of both critical and cult-status hits that have helped the band sell out venues for over two decades.

The band arrive in Perth on May 2 before heading east for shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

 

Wednesday 2nd May
Astor Theatre, Perth WA

Friday 4th May
The Palais, Melbourne VIC

Saturday 5th May
Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Monday 7th May
The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD (18+)